Get ready for back to school by building a better lunchbox and enjoying kid-inspired activities

Carlisle, PA, August 7, 2019 – GIANT Food Stores is helping customers and their families gear up for the new school year by hosting a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 greater Harrisburg area stores.

Free to attend and no registration required, the special one-day event will offer games, activities and information for the whole family. With help from GIANT nutritionists, kids will be invited to build their very own “better for you” lunchbox, complete with healthy options, by visiting sample stations throughout the store.

“We hope to inspire families to think outside of the lunchbox by getting the kids involved,” said Holly Doan, RD, LDN, GIANT regional nutritionist. “There will be plenty of ideas throughout the Back to School Bash for school lunches and snacks that taste great and provide needed nutrition, along with some fun activities to help wind down summer vacation.”

The local area GIANT stores participating in the Back to School Bash include:

  • 3301 E. Trindle Road, Camp Hill
  • 4510 Marketplace Way, Enola
  • 3777 Peters Mtn., Halifax
  • 5005 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 136 Kline Village, Harrisburg
  • 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 4211 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg
  • 1250 Cocoa Ave., Hershey
  • 277 Hershey Road, Hummelstown
  • 6560 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
  • 255 Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg
  • 5301 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg
  • 450 East Main St., Middletown
  • 130 Old York Road, New Cumberland
  • 12 Newport Plaza, Newport
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About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is passionate about building strong families and creating healthier communities for a better future. GIANT proudly serves millions of families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. An omni-channel retailer, GIANT showcases the talents of its more than 32,000 associates at its 181 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations and over 100 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes. As a company that has deep community roots coupled with a purpose-driven culture, its associates believe in giving back to their community and over the last five years, GIANT, with the help of its customers and vendor partners, has proudly donated more than $100 million to local nonprofits. The GIANT Food Stores family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. GIANT Food Stores is a proud company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores
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